Friday, January 8, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Celebrate the five-year anniversary of Bronx Stories with a greatest hits night! Bronx Stories is an evening of storytelling, poetry and Music inspired by the Bronx and the works of art on view at the Museum.
Hosted by Master Lee and featuring performances by Maria Aponte, Caridad “La Bruja” de la Luz, and James “Peach” McClory.
Master Lee began as a street performer in Washington Square Park. He went on to do stand-up comedy, appearing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, MTV, Showtime at the Apollo and Sesame Street. Tired of jokes, he began listening to Martin Luther King Jr. speeches, combining stream-of-consciousness, catharsis and tapping the unconscious to create his unique true stories. He is also working on a juggling piece to the six preludes of the Bach cello suites. Master Lee has taught storytelling at the Rubin Museum of Art and Performance Art at New York University.
Caridad De La Luz, aka “La Bruja”, has long been regarded as one of the leading American spoken word poets. Since her spoken-word debut at the famed Nuyorican Poets Café in 1996, La Bruja, has appeared on HBO and Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam and performed internationally at dozens of respected venues, including Joe’s Pub at The Joseph Papp Public Theater, The Nuyorican Café in Puerto Rico, SOB’s, The American Museum of Natural History, and at Miramax’s celebration of Miguel Piñero.
James “Peach” McClory is a spoken word artist, community activist, youth mentor and published author of Rooftop Reflections: Lessons Learned from the Outside Looking In. As a former youth offender and now Law Enforcement Officer, his style of poetry is based on his dualistic life experiences. He is a member of the Full Circle Ensemble, a writing/poetry family made up of poets, writers, actors and curators as well as founder of JesPeachy Productions, a grassroots movement taking underground eclectic artists to the forefront in order to provoke love, light, and community through acts of paying the arts Forward.